How to create a LinkedIn App for Social Connect

1. Go to LinkedIn Developer – My Apps (if you are not logged in, login with your LinkedIn account) and click on Create Application.

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2. Create your application by filling required fields (if you can’t find an correct option for Application Use, select Other) and then click Submit.

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3. On Authentication sub-page -> Default Application Permissions select r_basicprofile and r_emailaddress (1), then click Update (2), don’t forget to copy your Client ID (3).

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4. On JavaScript sub-page -> JavaScript Settings -> Valid SDK Domains add your website url (website where you will use the Social Connect Add-on with LinkedIn Login), then click Add (1) and after that click Update (2).

  • Note: If you can access your website at http://www.your-website.com and http://your-website.com (with and without www), make sure you add both urls.

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5. Now go back to your website, go to Profile Builder -> Social Connect, click Enable for the LinkedIn Login and paste your LinkedIn Client ID (1) and click Save (2).

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